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Hwee Yong Neo

Hwee Yong Neo

Senior Associate

Hwee Yong Neo is a member of our Intellectual Property and Technology practice group based in the DLA Piper office in Hong Kong. He focuses on artificial intelligence, technology, communications, outsourcing, data privacy and payment services related matters and is both qualified in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

He advises and assists domestic and international businesses and conglomerates in the technology sector on various legal, commercial and regulatory matters concerning a wide range of services, systems and technologies. This includes advising various companies on risks, challenges and recommendations relating to use of artificial intelligence services (including generative AI) in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

He also assists clients in drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, including cross-border technology licence agreements, outsourcing agreements and data sharing agreements.

Professional QualificationsAdvocate and Solicitor of the High Court of MalaysiaBarrister in England and WalesSolicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong


  • Advising a Hong Kong statutory body on conducting privacy impact assessments to aid its implantation of new technologies.
  • Advising a global investment bank in preparing a licensing agreement for the subscription of datafeed services for stock market data.*
  • Advising a multinational corporation in relation to data protection requirements concerning UID2.0.
  • Advising a Chinese FinTech conglomerate on data privacy matters relating to e-wallets and mini-apps.
  • Advising various clients in drafting and reviewing data protection clauses in commercial agreements.
  • Advising one of the largest card scheme operators on the regulatory requirements for certain payment services, including data protection matters.*
  • Advising a Chinese private equity company in a cross-border semiconductor licensing and reselling transaction. Work included negotiations, drafting and reviewing relevant agreements and documents.*
  • Advising a global fintech company on a cross-border licensing agreement of a financial investment software. We assisted with negotiations, drafting and reviewing the agreement.*
  • Advising a leading healthcare company in integrating an authentication platform based on blockchain technology for outward and cross-border licensing.*
  • Advising a telecommunications equipment manufacturer and software conglomerate on various regulatory issues, including licensing requirements, for various telecommunications services.*
  • Advising a telecommunications equipment provider on cybersecurity laws in Hong Kong.
  • Advising one of the largest card scheme operators on the regulatory requirements for certain payment services, including data protection matters.


* Experience prior to joining DLA Piper.

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • University of Reading, LLB (Hons) (2014)
  • Cardiff Law School, BPTC (2015)


  • Legal500, Next Generation Lawyer, TMT, Malaysia, 2019


  • “Hong Kong: Technology Sourcing Laws and Regulations 2021” ICLG (2021)*

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • FinTech Association of Hong Kong